'This Garbage Is The Very Definition Of Fake News': Roy Moore Fires Back Against WashPo Hit Job

Chris Menahan
Nov. 09, 2017

The Washington Post dropped a diabolical hit piece Thursday on Roy Moore featuring four women accusing him of making sexual advances on them when they were teens and he was in his early 30's.

While three of the women claim Moore kissed them as older teenagers some 30-40 years ago, one woman claims that 38 years ago when she was 14 and he was 32 he took her on dates and eventually kissed her and touched her through her underwear.

Here's the story as the Post describes it:
Alone with [Leigh] Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.
Note, their picture of her says she was "about 14" when it was taken.

This is clearly an attempt to associate Moore with Hollywood pervs like Harvey Weinstein. There's no reason to believe any of these stories, and there's no reason to care that he allegedly kissed an "18-year-old cheerleader" who said she was "flattered by his attention," as one of the stories claims.

Why can't Republicans come up with dirty tricks like this?

Moore's campaign released a statement saying the claims are "completely false":
Today, the Judge Roy Moore Campaign for U.S. Senate issued a statement responding to yet another baseless political attack by the Washington Post, a paper that has endorsed Judge Moore's opponent. Moore campaign chair Bill Armistead released the following statement on Thursday afternoon:

"Judge Roy Moore has endured the most outlandish attacks on any candidate in the modern political arena, but this story in today's Washington Post alleging sexual impropriety takes the cake. National liberal organizations know their chosen candidate Doug Jones is in a death spiral, and this is their last ditch Hail Mary.

"The Washington Post has already endorsed the Judge's opponent, and for months, they have engaged in a systematic campaign to distort the truth about the Judge's record and career and derail his campaign. In fact, just two days ago, the Foundation for Moral Law sent a retraction demand to the Post for the false stories they wrote about the Judge's work and compensation. But apparently, there is no end to what the Post will allege.

"The Judge has been married to Kayla for nearly 33 years, has 4 children, and 5 grandchildren. He has been a candidate in four hotly-contested statewide political contests, twice as a gubernatorial candidate and twice as a candidate for chief justice. He has been a three-time candidate for local office, and he has been a national figure in two ground-breaking, judicial fights over religious liberty and traditional marriage. After over 40 years of public service, if any of these allegations were true, they would have been made public long before now.

"Judge Roy Moore is winning with a double-digit lead. So it is no surprise, with just over four weeks remaining, in a race for the U.S. Senate with national implications, that the Democratic Party and the country's most liberal newspaper would come up with a fabrication of this kind.

"This garbage is the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation."
Moore represents everything the establishment hates. He's pro-gun, anti-degeneracy and in favor of economic nationalism.

There's no reason to believe they wouldn't run a smear campaign like this to take him down, especially knowing the Republican establishment will rush to disavow.

Republican establishment coward Mitch McConnell seized on the report, saying, "If these allegations are true, he must step aside."

Sen. Lisa Murkowski also jumped on it, telling reports: "I'm horrified, and if this is true he needs to step down immediately."

John McCain said in a statement: "The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of."

They want to take him out because they view him as a threat to their power. It remains to be seen whether it will actually work.

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